Genius inventor creates controller setup that can be played with one hand
Video games can be a wonderful medium. You can have fun with your friends, share amazing stories and adventure through vast worlds.
Gaming isn’t always the easiest hobby for people with disabilities. There are very few accessibility options for games, even AAA titles. For example, large text sizes may not be available for those with visual impairments. Hardware, like controllers and accessories, can also be limited. There are many clever people out there, some of them with brilliant inventions that can help those who may have difficulty using standard controllers.
Akakikuumeri is the one who created this amazing product. They not only sell these add-ons via Etsy but also offer the files free of charge so that anyone with a 3D printer has their own. They have also created one-handed accessories to the Xbox Series S controller and DualSense controller for the HTML5. There are two versions of each accessory: one for the right and one for left. This makes gaming more accessible for many people.
The accessory can be used with all games, as you can see from the video. All buttons, including back triggers, can be found on the controller’s side. The control stick can be used while the controller is being held to a surface or on your leg.
All this is great and extremely useful for people who have difficulty using traditional controllers. However, there are not many options available for gamers with disabilities. Nintendo and PlayStation are the main gaming companies. However, Xbox is the only company that offers a first-party controller, which was designed for people with limited mobility. While we can only hope for better things in the future, Akaki Kuumeri and others are offering tools that have the potential to transform lives.